Chief Election Commissioner Sikander Sultan Raja has scheduled a commission session by 22 January 2023(Sunday) in order to deliberate on the proposed names of Punjab’s caretaker chief minister to fill the slot of the province CM reported credible sources in the ECP.
The sources said that it is a chance that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will announce the name of the Punjab caretaker CM tomorrow.
The development comes after the six-member parliamentary committee, formed by the Speaker Punjab Assembly Sibtain Khan failed to reach a consensus over the names of the caretaker CM.
It is to be mentioned that The matter for the caretaker CM’s appointment faced an unusual delay after the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly last week, due to disagreement between the provincial government and the opposition on the nominees.
According to the latest details, the names of four nominees two from the government and one from the opposition have been received by the ECP.
The names of the four nominees are Mohsin Raza Naqvi, Ahad Raza Cheema, Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera, and Naveed Akram Cheema.
The electoral body will review the names in the meeting, which the Chief election commission and other members of the commission would also attend and finalize the name for the slot of Caretaker CM of Punjab.
Earlier Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry said that the ECP would pick one from the four nominees under Article 244A of the Constitution of Pakistan, within two days.
While Taking to his Twitter handle, Fawad wrote that the ECP could not nominate anyone for the post of provincial chief executive according to its choice.
“I hope that the ECP selects a better name instead of appointing someone who is Sharif and Zardari’s frontman,” the PTI leader said.
Remember here one thing former Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi who is a PTI ally has already declared that if the decision-making power is left to the ECP, he will take the matter to the Supreme Court.